Now, possibly more than any time we can recall, the importance of onboarding new staff will be critical as we strive to kick start our economy.
Whilst many in our society are, with some luck, hanging in there with their employers as job keepers, many others are job seekers and are working hard at finding new careers and yearning to have that very special 'first day' on the job. Most of us can remember that feeling at least once, if not a few times, in our careers. We know the importance of making people feel welcomed and supported and getting things off to a great start. But, there are also important economic benefits to your business or organisation as well.
With lots of first days for job seekers, that means a lot of time and money is going to be invested getting your new hires up to speed. What if you could shorten the time it takes for an employee to reach his or her full potential?
Onboarding is a comprehensive approach to bringing on new hires that goes beyond simple orientation. Onboarding plans are intended to make new employees familiar with the overall goals of a company and support them as they embark on early projects all in an effort to achieve productivity and success quickly. The ultimate payoff is to reduce turnover and encourage workers to stay with an organisation for a longer tenure.
'It's really about calculating the cost of hiring new workers to the business,' says John Sullivan, former chief talent officer for Agilent Technologies. 'Companies need new hires to be productive and, at a small company especially, every employee counts.'
If you would like support in setting up your business or organisation so it can shorten the learning curve for new employees, contact us today. We will work with you to plan your recruitment and hiring process to optimise your business and ensure the candidate is attracted to and suitable for a good cultural fit with your organisation.